Atakapa Indians

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it? On the upper Texas coast near the town of Sabine Pass on the Louisiana border.

When was it established? 1979.

How big is it? 8,972 acres.

Why is it here? The refuge was purchased under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission to provide wintering habitat for migratory waterfowl and other bird species

What can I do there? Visitors can enjoy wildlife-dependent activities, including hunting and wildlife watching.

Are pets allowed? Pets are allowed on the refuge but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Can I bring and release wildlife on the refuge? Releasing any animal (wildlife or unwanted pets) on the Texas Point National Wildlife Refuge is illegal and subject to a fine.